Welcome back to school! As a kick-off initiative for the beginning of the school year, we want to share and celebrate how teachers decorate and set up their room to exemplify inclusiveness and respect.
How does your classroom reflect an anti-bias, inclusive, respectful and culturally responsive learning environment? Show us with a photo(s) of your classroom in which...
- walls and bulletin boards reflect the diversity of your school, community and world and also address bias and bullying;
- room set-up and design promotes participation, collaboration, student voice, fairness and access;
- classroom library includes: dual language books, books about bias, bullying and social justice and books with people of different races, cultures, religions, gender/gender identities, sexual orientation and abilities;
- focus of the curriculum, resources, special activities/celebrations and learning centers illustrate value and respect for the diversity of your school, community and world and encourage discussion of bias, bullying and social justice;
- classroom routines, policies and guidelines are sensitive to individual needs and abilities and promote respect, model social justice and teach anti-bias principles.
Here’s what to do:
- Take a photo of your classroom that illustrates at least one aspect of the above.
- Provide a caption (optional).
- Send the photo to email@example.com with your name, email address, school and grade you teach.
- Send us your mailing address if you would like to receive a Be An Ally poster.
Every teacher who submits a photo will receive ADL’s Be An Ally poster (please provide your mailing address).
After we receive your photo, we will post it our A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute Facebook page. We encourage you to share it with your friends and colleagues and have them “Like” it. There will be two special prizes for the photo that gets the most “Likes” on Facebook.
September 30, 2015